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Design of Efficient and Safe Neural Stimulators
A Multidisciplinary Approach
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This book discusses the design of neural stimulator systems which are an established treatment methodology for a wide variety of brain disorders such as Parkinson, depression and tinnitus. Whereas many existing books treating neural stimulation focus on one particular design aspect, such as the electrical design of the stimulator, this book uses a multidisciplinary approach, combining the fields of neuroscience, electrophysiology and electrical engineering, to create a thorough understanding of the complete stimulation chain from the stimulation chip down to the neural cell. The authors’ multidisciplinary approach enables readers to gain new insights into stimulator design, while they provide context by presenting innovative design examples.


Provides a single-source, multidisciplinary reference to the field of neural stimulation, bridging an important knowledge gap among the fields of bioelectricity, neuroscience, neuroengineering and microelectronics

Uses a top-down approach to understanding the neural activation process: from electrode modeling to cell activation

Describes novel, high frequency stimulation principles that take a fundamentally different approach, compared to existing stimulator designs


Introduction.- Modeling the activation of Neural cells.- Electrode-tissue interface during a stimulation cycle.- Efficacy of high frequency switched-mode neural stimulation.- System design of neural stimulators.- Design of an arbitrary waveform charge balanced stimulator.- Switched-mode High Frequency Stimulator Design.- Conclusions.


ISBN-13: 9783319281292
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing)
Publication date: April, 2016
Pages: 126
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Subcategories: Biomedical Engineering


Wouter A. Serdijn (M'98, SM'08, F'11) was born in Zoetermeer ('Sweet Lake City'), the Netherlands, in 1966. He received the M.Sc. (cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1989 and 1994, respectively. Currently, he is an associate professor at Delft University of Technology, where he heads the Section Bioelectronics.  His research interests include integrated biomedical circuits and systems for biosignal conditioning and detection, neuroprosthetics, transcutaneous wireless communication, power management and energy harvesting as applied in, e.g., hearing instruments, cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants, neurostimulators, portable, wearable, implantable and injectable medical devices and electroceuticals.
He is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and a mentor of the IEEE.


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